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February 29, 1908

Postgraduate Work in Mission Hospitals.

JAMA. 1908;L(9):705-706. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530350051013

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Chittabalbie, Korea, Sept. 17, 1907.

To the Editor:  —I ask you to make public to the more ambitious and better element of the student bodies the fine opportunities for experience in the hospitals in the Orient. I have been through many in Korea and China, and the plan I attempt to outline here is indorsed by all the physicians I have talked to. The greatest handicap that confronts the graduate is lack of experience; experience in any line develops skill and this is doubly true in medicine and surgery. It is for this reason that interneships are so zealously sought in our hospitals. But, unfortunately, these are not open to all who are qualified to enter them in such capacities. I recommend to the better element of our ambitious graduates, therefore, the great advantages and opportunities of spending some time in the hospitals in the Orient, which are for the

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